A Gasket Mechanical Keyboard Kit with Favoured Features in One
Designed to unlock the fun of making a very own gasket keyboard, Epomaker 680 Gasket DIY Kit is born to meet the demand of keyboard DIY enthusiasts. Being assembled layer by layer, Epomaker 680 kit presents the softest bouncing feeling while typing. Coming with the top tactile experience and versatility, the Epomaker 680 kit features hot-swappablility, south-facing LEDs, VIA/QMK support, and a shine-through CNC acrylic case, all of which make it win the hearts of gamers and enthusiasts.
Customize the soft tactile experience in the fun of DIY
Similar to playing with LEGO blocks, building the 680 gasket kit is easy yet fun. The kit comes in different components including an acrylic case, a PCB, a translucent PC plate, foams, some screws with gasket rings, and gasket foam pads for each contact point. The dampening foams, gasket rings, and pads work together to offer a soft yet bouncing fingertip feeling. By adding or removing a few or some of them according to your preferences, you can fully customize how much of the flex you would like to enjoy at will.
Warm Tip: Switches, stabilizers, and keycaps are not included in this kit. Please be sure to prepare them before assembling the keyboard. DO NOT bend the PCB in any case, otherwise the LEDs will be broken and you may hurt yourself.
65% Hot-Swappable Mechanical DIY Keyboard Kit
The 65% layout retains all the essential keys while keeping you facing the monitor right in the center, fitting the ergonomic principle and saving space for the mouse on your desktop. The hot-swappable sockets in the Epomaker 680 DIY kit are convenient for installing both 3 and 5-pin switches at will without worrying about cutting the legs of switches, or soldering.
As a DIY kit, the Epomaker 680 Gasket kit is programmable by VIA and QMK. You can change key layouts, macros, and other cool functions by VIA/QMK without reflashing the firmware. The changes can be saved onboard, and be worry-free about losing your saved memory while unplugging and replugging the keyboard. Being compatible with VIA and QMK, the Epomaker 680 kit provides more possibilities for being programmed and modded.
Premium CNC Acrylic Case & South-Facing LEDs
The Epomaker 680 Gasket kit comes with an acrylic case to satisfy the shine-through demand. Made through the CNC process, the case comes up with a high-quality texture and sturdy appearance. With south-facing LEDs, it is friendly to typists in a dark atmosphere as it can be much brighter. More than that, the RGB modules on the PCB bring more fun for customization. Set your own groovy light effects on this keyboard!
Type-C Connection & Compatible with Windows/Mac
The Type-C interface is the most common and efficient method to transmit signals. The Epomaker 680 kit is designed with a Type-C connection to be more suitable for the devices in the market. Moreover, the DIY kit is compatible with OS on both Windows and Mac. It surely meets the needs of each user to work efficiently or switch between gaming and working status.
To be able to customize your key layouts, RGB, macros, and other functions in EPOMAKER 680 you can use the VIA Software with the use of a JSON File.
Import the JSON file to be able to edit the EPOMAKER 680 settings inside VIA.
Instructions to install on macOS:
Unzip the file to find the .exe and .json files.
Unpack the .dmg file
Drag the VIA software to your applications folder to install it.
Authorize the VIA software in: System Preferences > Security & Privacy.
Import the JSON file to be able to edit the EPOMAKER 680 settings inside VIA.
Group Buy Timeline
Launch Day for the Groupbuy
Stop Accepting Cancellations
Sorting out Information and Preparing for Production
Late June - July
*The scheduled timeline might be adjusted depending on the needs. We will collect the feedback and notify the changes (if any) via the Group Buy Updates.
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About Group Buys
What is a Group Buy?
A Group Buy (or GB) is a term widely used in the keyboard community, which is super similar to crowdfunding. This is a process in which each customer unites together and uses the collective buying power to purchase goods at a reduced price or at all. Note here that products in group buy must reach a certain amount of products sold before manufacturing can start. After the buy hits its minimum order quantity (MOQ), and the GB period ends, production will begin and the shipment follows.
Group Buys from Epomaker.com are non-cancellable and non-refundable after the Groupbuys go live for 5 days. For example, a GB starts on Monday, then after Friday, we can't cancel and refund the order for you. This is because, after 5 days of the start, we usually have started to sort out the order data for mass production. Changes and cancellations will delay the overall process and ruin everyone's experience, which is the last consequence we want to see.
Each Group Buy has a "closed" date. If the group buy doesn't reach the MOQ by the end of the last day, the production will not be made, and you will receive a full refund without questions.
What are the benefits of joining a Group Buy?
✅ You get to purchase and enjoy the product at the earliest.
✅ Affordable prices for high-quality products. The price of a GB product is usually the lowest within at least 6 months.
✅ Extras and gifts. Depending on different GBs, you might get exclusively discounted add-on products, or free gifts by joining a group buy as an early supporter.
✅ Being more than a customer. You might also get to contribute your suggestion and feedback to the final product. Reasonable and realistic suggestions might be accepted and conducted to the final product. To us, there's nothing more valuable than your voice.
✅ Secure, authentic, reliable, and transparent process. I bet you have done your search and noticed that there are some shady vendors who disappear after collecting money from GB supporters, regardless of whether the GB meets the MOQ or not. The first crowdfunding campaign started by Epomaker can be traced to 2020. Since then, we have successfully fulfilled at least 6 campaigns for our supporters. Time has examined us for you as well as training us to become better and better.
So I placed an order, now what?
Well, now we wait. Kindly check the timeline and schedule posted on the specific Group Buy page, and you will know how long the wait could be before production and shipment. Keep an eye on the page update and your inbox, you will get an email including a tracking number when your order is shipped. Follow our socials or join our discords, you can also find notifications and help there
Good budget kit for beginners. Very clean design when paired with good keycaps.
EPOMAKER 680 Gasket DIY Kit
Epomaker 680 DIY KIT
The kit itself is very good for the price, however the via programming does not work at all on it. It is not even detected by VIA or QMK. Which sucks because I have a Mac and I need to remap the keys to fit a Mac keyboard. There is one or two switch sockets that do not work either.
If you have met any problems when using the keyboard, please feel free to contact us by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org and attaching your order number and a video to show the issue. Our support will be happy to help you out.
Thank you for your understanding.
Love the rgb. Likely the best sounding board with good acrylic and rgb capabilities
Great beginner RGB keeb
This was advertised to work with QMK with no source code available is a major bummer for some of us. However I was able to trace the pins and create the source code. (In description of video)
By default, you can use VIA to configure the key bindings but not the RGB (which is the point of having an RGB keeb). This is why I give it a 3 star because I feel it takes away an important feature.
However, other than the firmware, the keeb is great! 40 LEDs in the underglow and gasket is comfy enough. Great for the price.
Thank you for leaving a review here.
We are so glad that you enjoy this keyboard.
If you have other thoughts on the product, feel free to let us know.
Thank you for sharing how to apply qmk on the keyboard too.
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How much does shipping cost?
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Standard Shipping Is free for most countries/areas.
Express Shipping via DHL Express is 10-40USD depending on your country. If your order is over 500USD, DHL Express Shipping is free*.
*The GK96S, SK96S, AK84S and NT68 are exceptions for free shipping.
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How long does it take to receive the order after it is placed?
For in-stock products, your order will be shipped within 3 working days. Customized items will take a longer time (do check in with our staff for more information). On normal non-sale days, once your parcel is shipped:
For Standard Shipping, it takes about 2-3 weeks for items to be delivered after it is shipped. For some countries, it might take up to 2-3 months, depending on your country and its custom procedure. The duration for transit is beyond our control. Epomaker does not arrange refunds for such cases. Please consider an upgrade to DHL Express or keep the waiting time in mind.
For Express Shipping, it takes about 3-7 days for items to be delivered after shipping out.
*Note: Shipping period might be affected due to festive seasons or other unforeseen circumstances.
Warranty & Returns
7-Day Return Policy
On the ground of disliking a product, you may return any non-customized and non-sales product that is sealed, within the 7 days upon receiving it. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It also must be in the original packaging.
Customized and sales products, accessories, or spare parts are excluded from the 7-day return policy. The shipping fee, handling fees, or any form of tax caused by return will NOT be refunded.
Additionally, a restocking fee (35% of the item’s retail value) will be charged under this circumstance... Click here to read our full return policy.
1 Year Warranty
Epomaker offers a 1-year warranty for keyboards and DIY kits, and offers a 6-month warranty for keycap sets and cases (e.g the case-only product sold separately). Batteries will be covered by the 3-month warranty. Accessories such as keycap pullers, switch pullers, free spare keycaps, cables etc., are excluded from the warranty. To claim for a warranty or confirm whether your product is eligible for return/warranty, please kindly contact us via email@example.com.
The warranty does not extend to any product whose serial number has been defaced or altered, just as the warranty will cease if you make modifications in the software not authorized by Epomaker.
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48 Working Hours response to Support Inqueries.
For items that are damaged, incorrect, or faulty upon delivery, you must contact firstname.lastname@example.org within 7 days upon delivery. You need to provide any solid proof of the problem you come across. Epomaker will help you identify the problem, and may cover the shipping cost according to the agreed amount. Please kindly note that a shipping fee that is extremely higher than the 15% of product value is non-refundable. The shipping fee won’t be refunded if the product is not with any manufacturer defects.
How to choose different switch options?
To choose the suitable switch, it depends on the scenario you use the keyboard and your preference on the typing experience. Here is our helpful guide for your reference: View our Switch Selection Guide
Where can I find the manual/software/driver for my item?
Are there any keyboard with layouts other than ANSI (US Layout)?
As the ANSI is one of the most popular layouts around the world, our keyboards are following this trend for now. For other layouts, we will try our best to make them available on our website in the future.
I want to make myself a DIY keyboard. Where can I find some help?